Bad Robot’s New Flick Overlord Coming in 2018

If there’s anything we’ve learned in the last several years, it’s that if a movie comes out from J.J. Abrams‘ Bad Robot Productions that we don’t know what it is, we need to sit up and take notice. On top of producing the Mission: Impossible and Star Trek reboot films—not to mention The Force Awakenstheir two Cloverfield movies have become low-key favorites in the sci-fi thriller field, and this year’s God Particle will keep that going. Now you can add a movie called Overlord to their roster of movies that make us go “Uhhh…what? Cool!”

An announcement from Paramount on Monday detailed the next Bad Robot movie, slated for release in October of 2018. Right now it doesn’t have a whole lot to go on other than the logline which says “Set on the eve of D-Day, a group of American paratroopers are dropped behind enemy lines to carry out a mission crucial to the invasion’s success. But as they approach their target, they begin to realize there is more going on in this Nazi-occupied village than a simple military operation.”

So that could mean literally anything. It could be a straight-up WWII thriller or could be maybe an occult take on what the Nazis have done in that village, or maybe like a Lovecraftian thingamabob. We truly cannot say, but it does have a cast in place (the most notable members seem to be Iain de Caestecker from Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Bokeem Woodbine from Fargo season 2), and it’s being directed by Julius Avery (Son of a Gun) with a script by Billy Ray (Captain Phillips) and Mark L. Smith (The Revenant), from an original idea by Ray and Abrams. So, you know, pretty deese all around there.

What do you think this movie could be about? Should it involve space aliens in some way? Let us know in the comments below!

Image Credit: Bad Robot

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